The Concord Seed Lending Library at the Fowler Branch Library provides open pollinated vegetable and ornamental seeds and education about saving seeds and organic gardening. Our goal with this service is to collect and share bio-diverse, locally-adapted plant seeds, cultivated by and for area residents.

Although it is not required to harvest and return seeds to the Concord Seed Lending Library, it is our hope that Seed Library patrons will return seeds from their harvest making the library self-sustaining. The Seed Lending Library is maintained by Library personnel and volunteers and is supported by donations by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library and others.

Pollinator Garden at Fowler

In fall 2022, we joined the Concord Pollinator Health Advisory Committee, Natural Resources Division, Concord Land Conservation Trust, CCHS Green Team, and community members in a pilot program to add native seeds to our Seed Lending Library. We are now growing a pollinator garden in the Fowler backyard and are offering events and workshops related to conserving at-risk pollinator systems and promoting biodiversity. Learn more about local efforts through a self-guided tour.

Native Plant Resources
Self Guided Tour Brochure